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Old 02-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #46
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Thanks for the response. Granted, while some of the files are from, shall we say less than legitimate sources, a lot were purchased online. It doesn't seem to matter the source, these glitches are affecting any book not downloaded from Kobo, whether they are .mobi, PDFs or whatever.

I'll try the Calibre method, but as far as I remember the reader won't read epubs.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:07 AM   #47
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Thanks for the response. Granted, while some of the files are from, shall we say less than legitimate sources, a lot were purchased online. It doesn't seem to matter the source, these glitches are affecting any book not downloaded from Kobo, whether they are .mobi, PDFs or whatever.

I'll try the Calibre method, but as far as I remember the reader won't read epubs.
Whether they are .mobi or PDFs? Hah, I should have asked what file format you were using. .mobi were initially not officially supported by the new Kobo range. Some .mobi work, others don't. PDFs aren't formatted and don't reflow: again, Kobo does exactly what it's told and shows you the exact way the PDF was made.

Epubs are most definitely supported! In fact, they are the main format to use when sideloading! You might be confused with Kindle: Kindle only supports .mobi.

So that might be your problem. I'm positive converting to epub, especially if you do it with Calibre, will solve your problem
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #48
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Mu understanding is that the default is for the reader to display the cover of the book you were last reading when not in use. Is there any way to change this if you don't want to display the cover of the book you're reading?
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #49
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Mu understanding is that the default is for the reader to display the cover of the book you were last reading when not in use. Is there any way to change this if you don't want to display the cover of the book you're reading?
Yes, I have this turned off. Some of the covers aren't the best.

And I dread someone getting hold of my Kobo which might be proudly displaying an Enid Blyton or an A. N. Roquelaure. Or a Twilight book or something.


My Kobo has a sleeping KOBO graphic and says SLEEP MODE. Much better.

Look under Settings > Light Sleep & Power > uncheck the 'Show Current Bookcover' in the Screensaver part.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:56 PM   #50
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Yes, I have this turned off. Some of the covers aren't the best.

And I dread someone getting hold of my Kobo which might be proudly displaying an Enid Blyton or an A. N. Roquelaure. Or a Twilight book or something.


My Kobo has a sleeping KOBO graphic and says SLEEP MODE. Much better.

Look under Settings > Light Sleep & Power > uncheck the 'Show Current Bookcover' in the Screensaver part.
Thanks! I'm switching from the Nook Simple Touch and I kind of enjoyed the nature scenes. Makes sense the cover part is optional because being able to read romance in public without people seeing the covers is a major draw of an ereader. I mean, I imagine. For a friend.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #51
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Just got my kobo aura and downloaded some library books thru Adobe Digital...no cover images on the aura. I have no problem downloading library books with cover pictures on my kobo mini. Tried reloading..same thing. The aura has a full charge and the latest software (2.5.1). Any ideas?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #52
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:20 PM   #53
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not sure if anyone has asked this before but I purchased a book through kobo onto my tablet and I read about a chapter maybe and now it wont open and says 'this book is not yet available in the proper format for reading on this device. You may download and read this book using our desktop software, or check back at a later date'. I also just noticed other books I purchased are indented saying not yet available with the same message.

Has anyone else ever had this problem and know how to fix. I just want to be able to read what I bought on my tablet
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:17 AM   #54
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You thought it was confusing? I nearly had a breakdown thinking I had an online split personality disorder when I saw the Avatar and read a post I knew I'd not written! ROTFLMAO!

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:16 PM   #55
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How do I update the firmware? Simply by connecting it with the pc and doing the automatic procedure?
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:42 PM   #56
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How do I update the firmware? Simply by connecting it with the pc and doing the automatic procedure?
Connecting to a PC and doing a sync with the desktop software or doing a wireless sync both should get you any updates. HOWEVER - Kobo rolls out new updates on a staggered basis (not sure what the criteria is, but it's not by country/region per-se) so you may not get it on the 1st sync attempt.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:26 AM   #57
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A question. I've seen several "Kobo ereader.conf" settings scattered through different threads, but I haven't found a full compilation (or just a compilation).

Is there one anywhere?
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #58
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A lot of them are in http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=218376. They are only ones that people found by looking at the binaries in the firmware. Most of the others are reasonably descriptive.
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A lot of them are in http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=218376. They are only ones that people found by looking at the binaries in the firmware. Most of the others are reasonably descriptive.
Thanks!!!

Now that I know what I was looking for, I've just noticed that the link appears in the List of Tweaks thread
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:44 AM   #60
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I was wondering... Is there a way to come here, read this forum from kobo's browser ? Mine doesn't like it, it seems and regularly crashes.. So much resources here that can be downloaded right through the browser. this way would be nice
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